Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum

Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum has officially been launched in the Philippines. I think the materials for Victoria have been released in China in March, so I think they were a bit earlier. I am guessing this should have been a massive global launch within March to May, but the pandemic pushed it back to now. 

Now is actually the time we'd be needing this the most, as this is mainly targeted to make stressed skin more hydrated, plump, and resilient. 



I appreciate the effort to still wrap the items! I know that PR agencies have also been just making soft reopenings and baby steps in their operations, so I appreciate all the efforts they have been taking on the seeding kits.


Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum fortifies skin to help resist skin-aging stressors while boosting radiance and improving texture. Even prior to this pandemic, Filipino life has already been so stressful. Severe traffic, poor work-life balance, and many political issues are among the things that stress Pinoys out. The pandemic just changed the kind of stresses we face, as we're now stressed over the uncertainty of the future. We all had all sorts of plans for this year for our careers and for leisure, but since all of those are canceled now, it's frustrating and stressful. Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum is an ultra-lightweight, biocompatible, and fast-absorbing serum that is powered by 11kDa Hyaluronic Acid and an Adaptogenic Herbal Complex that helps strengthen the skin’s resilience.

Even as we open up the city a little bit (although I doubt it coz our active cases are way too many as of now), Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum addresses environmental stressors (like pollution) that weaken the skin barrier by restoring suppleness and plumpness to visibly address signs of aging. Results can be seen in as little as four weeks.  

They sent a cute notebook! Thank you for that. 

And cute stickers as well! 




Okay, now back to the product. The star of this product is its 11kDa (kilodalton) hyaluronic acid. we all know how hyaluronic acid has been a hot item in recent years due to its humectant properties and its natural occurrence in the body. While we have lab-synthesized hyaluronic acid successfully for a long time now, scientists learned more that its size mattered. High molecular weight hyaluronic acid (1300kDa on average) works well as a humectant but has the tendency to not be able to penetrate deeply into the skin. Through acidic degradation of this high molecular weight 1300kDa hyaluronic acid, a low molecular weight 11kDa hyaluronic acid can be acquired. This low molecular weight 11kDa hyaluronic acid has the capability of reaching 8 out of the 11 layers of the stratum corneum of the epidermis. Enabling the hyaluronic acid to penetrate deeply allows it to be able to effectively address fine lines and wrinkles, compared to letting it sit at the surface of the skin and eventually wear off.

Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, which Kiehl's launched in 2018, brought the size down to 50kDa (from the usual 1300kDa). This is why they're very excited that they were able to shrink it down even further for Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum. This formula has been scientifically tested to fortify the skin’s upper layers by delivering skin-strengthening hydration to the most vulnerable layer of skin most susceptible to external aggressors.

This serum is also fortified with Holy Basil, Red Ginseng Root, and Schisandra Berry. 

Holy Basil helps neutralize skin-damaging free radicals and revitalizes the look of the skin helping to lessen the visible effects of skin stressors. Red Ginseng Root, rich in Ginsenosides, helps stimulate essential resurfacing of skin cells. Schisandra Berry, rich in Schisandrins, helps reinforce skin resiliency and elasticity. All these come together to make this serum a powerhouse in making skin resilient, supple, and elastic. 

Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum

Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum Bottle Rear

The packaging is straightforward with a pump and a plastic lid. 
Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum Applicator

The serum is noticeably very lightweight and is not as dense as other serums. It's runny and also not greasy in feel, which can be the issue with some other serums.
Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum Smear

It has a predominant ginseng scent due to the red ginseng extract. But I think the ginseng scent in this serum is relatively weak compared to the other ginseng products I've used. This makes it easier for people to use, as my own family cannot stand the smell of a lot of the ginseng products I have used throughout the years.
Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum Blended Smear

Kiehl’s Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum is available now at all Kiehl’s Since 1851 stores nationwide and via Facebook through Kiehl’s Social Commerce page. Price starts at Php3,200 (SRP).


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